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15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD I recently returned from a conference out-of-town and have been ill with a respiratory infection.  Those plane flights get me every time.  I’ve been wiped out and exhausted, but luckily, it was not the flu.  My recent illness is another reminder that flu season is upon us once…

OptimaWHC Pregnancy Timeline Infographic

OptimaWHC Pregnancy Timeline Infographic

Optima Women’s Healthcare pregnancy timeline of important dates, milestones, tests, and recommendations. This infographic serves as a guideline for anyone preparing or planning for pregnancy or currently pregnant. This is a resource to help expectant mothers know what to expect during their pregnancy including prenatal care and postpartum. OptimaWHC Pregnancy…

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD Pregnant women are more prone to severe illness and pregnancy complications from the flu. Physiologic changes and an altered immune system in pregnancy make pregnant women high-risk candidates for the flu. In pregnancy, the flu can cause dehydration, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), miscarriage, preterm…

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD THINGS TO DO: Be excited:  Relax and enjoy the pregnancy.  Share your experience with your friends and family. Make an appointment with an Ob/Gyn:  An appointment between 6-10 weeks from your last menstrual period is ideal. Take prenatal vitamins:  These should include at least 400 mcg…

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Live Interview on the Flu and Flu shot in Pregnancy

Prevention of the Flu in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MDDr. Jerath will be interviewed live on Denver Channel 7News regarding this topic on October 5, 2010 at 6:30am.Although the hype may have calmed down about the pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu , both 2009 H1N1 flu and the seasonal flu remain important concerns in pregnancy.  The U.S.…

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